IBEAR XXXVIII International Experiential Program
Bangkok – Jakarta Preliminary SCHEDULE

Monday, September 12
12:00pm-1:15pm Pre-Trip Workshop
Saturday, October 10
1:10 PM Arrive Jakarta
Sunday, October 11
All Day Free Time
6:00 – 9:00 PM Reception & Dinner with IBEAR alumni and USC friends

  • Welcome: Anne Sutanto, President of  USC Alumni Association in Indonesia (AUSCI) and Vice President Director, PT Pan Brothers TBK (USC Viterbi ’92)

        IBEAR Alumni Panel

  • Handi Ganis, Division Head, Human Resources, PT Saratoga (IBEAR 7)
  • Dyah Nastiti K. MakhijaniExecutive Director, Human Resources, Bank of Indonesia (IBEAR 13)
  • Cahaya Gutama Sarwono, Auto Product Development Head, PT. Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk (IBEAR 32)
  • Indra UnoBusiness Technology Consultant, TPS Consulting (IBEAR 22)
Monday, October 12
7:45 – 9:00 AM Business Leaders Discussion:  American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Indonesia

  • Brian Arnold, Senior Partner, PwC Indonesia and President AmCham Indonesia
  • Dickson Elliot, President Director, PT. Lion Super Indo
  • Joel Hess, CFO and Country Manager, Microsoft Indonesia
  • Umar Juoro, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Bank of Indonesia
  • Chris Newton, COO, Risco Energy
  • Moderator: James Castle, Founder of CastleAsia and Governor of AmCham Indonesia
9:30 – 10:30 AM Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

  • Himawan Hariyoga, Deputy Chairman for Investment Promotion
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM “Opportunities in Asia: How a Couple of IBEAR Graduates are Placing Their Bets”

  • Jeff MacCorkle, Managing Director, Pacific Rim Resources (IBEAR 15)
  • Paulus PratamaOwner, PT Patradaya (IBEAR 15)(tbc)
1:30 – 2:30 PM Property Sector Challenges and Opportunities in Today’s Indonesia

  • Husodo Angkosubroto, Chairman, PT Gunug Sewu Kencana (USC Marshall ’77)
  • Jusup HalimiCEO, Farpoint Realty Indonesia 
  • Honey Angkosubroto, Managing Director, Farpoint Realty Indonesia
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Governor of Jakarta, “Building a Better Jakarta”

  • The Honorable Basuki Tjahaja PurnamaGovernor of Jakarta
  • Moderator: Sukowati Sosrodjojo, President Director, PT Rekso Group (USC ’95)
6:00 – 8:00 PM Dinner and Program

  • Robert O. Blake, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia
Tuesday, October 13
9:00 – 10:30 AM Saratoga Capital

  • Jerry Go Ngo, Finance Director, PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) 

  • Djisman Simandjuntak, Ph.D., Chairman of CSIS Foundation and Professor of Business Economics, Prasetya Mulya Business School
2:00 – 3:45 PM Meeting organized by KADIN (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

  • Rudyan Kopot, Chairman, PT Menteng Kencana Mas and Chairman, Permanent Committee on Plantations, KADIN (IBEAR 8)
  • Kencana Mas, Chairman, Permanent Committee on Plantations, KADIN (IBEAR 8)
  • Bernardino Vega, Director, PT. Korpindo Kunsultansi and Former Chairman of North Sulawesi KADIN and EAST ASEAN Business Council (USC Viterbi ’84)
  • Moderator:  Andru Subowo, Managing Director, Bramadi Capital (IBEAR 22)
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Meeting organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO Indonesia)

  • Dadi Arief DarmawanExecutive Vice President & Assistant General Manager, Human Resources & Banking Operations, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ , Ltd.
  • Yukio Takebe, Managing Officer, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Indonesia and President Director & CEO, PT Mitsui Indonesia
  • Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D., Director, IBEAR MBA Program & Assistant Dean, International Outreach, USC Marshall School of Business
Wednesday, October 14
9:50 AM Depart Jakarta
1:10 PM Arrive Bangkok
6:30 – 9:30 PM Reception & Dinner with alumni and USC friends

  • Welcome: Rachel Wu, President, USC Alumni Club of Bangkok and Marketing and Distribution Manager, Love Frankie
  • Suparat Sirisuwanangkura, Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries


  • Metee Anivat, CEO, Unitrio Technology Ltd. (IBEAR 19) 
  • T. David Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Emerald Asia Ltd. (IBEAR 10)
  • Praphan (Champ) Sintuphandacha, Analysis and Business Development Manager, HSBC (IBEAR 28) (tbc)
  • Kulit Sombatsiri, Director General, Department of Customs, Thailand Ministry of Finance (IBEAR 14) (tbc)
Thursday, October 15
7:45 – 9:00 AM Business Leaders Discussion:  American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand

  • Darren Buckley, Country Head & Citi Country Officer, Citi Thailand
  • Jeff Nygaard, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Head Operations, Seagate Technology
  • Marcus A. Purty, General Manager, General Motors (Thailand)
  • Moderator: Judy Benn, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
9:30  – 10:30 AM Board of Investment of Thailand

  • Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Senior Executive Investment Advisor
11:00 AM – 12:15PM Central Group

  • Pornchanok Tanskul, President, Online Business, Central Online Group and Former Head of Corporate Strategy & Development
12:15 – 1:30 PM Eathai Restaurant
2:00-3:30PM Gallup Asia: “What do the World’s Best Managers Do Differently?”

  • Rungrat Benjapetanamongkol, Senior Consultant
5:00-6:00PM Optional: Tour of the Jim Thompson House Museum
6:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner and Program at the historic Jim Thompson House

  • Narongchai Akrasanee, Ph.D., Former Chairman of MFC Asset Management Public Company Ltd. and  Former Minister of Energy of Thailand
Friday, October 16
8:00 – 9:30 AM Meeting organized by JETRO Thailand

  • Masashi OnoderaExecutive Vice President, Head of Planning Division, Corporate Planning, Bank of Ayudhya PCL (The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFL, Ltd.)
  • Teerawut Sunamalai, Vice President and CFO, NTT Communications (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Tesujiro Wada, Senior Vice President and General Manger, Steel Division, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Ph.D., Director, IBEAR MBA Program & Assistant Dean, International Outreach, USC Marshall School of Business
9:45 – 11:15 AM Tractus Asia Co., Ltd. 

  • John Evans, Managing Director
12:00  – 2:00 PM GMM Grammy Meeting and Tour

  • Jiraporn Rungsrithong, Chief Investment Officer
Saturday, October 17
All Day Free time
Sunday, October 18
11:10 AM Depart Bangkok
3:00 PM Arrive Los Angeles

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